The tension between Tito Ortiz and Dana White was legendary. Their hatred was not an act, it was real. They even at one time planned to have an exhbition style boxing match. Ortiz last fought at UFC 84 where he lost a decision to Lyoto Machida. It was widely assumed that Ortiz would sign with another promotion.
Ortiz announced that he was going to sign with EliteXC and then they collapsed. He announced he would sign with Affliction and that fell through. He announced he was likely to go to Strikeforce and that never happened.
Recently it was reported that White and Ortiz met and mended their relationship. Now, Dana White announced that Ortiz was back in the UFC and that he would end his career there. Also, it was announced that Ortiz would make his return by the end of the year and possibly against UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman.
Look for Ortiz to be on the November or December card.